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cPanel User Guide and Tutorial

Aric Pedersen

Get the most from cPanel with this easy to follow guide
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Book Details

ISBN 139781904811923
Paperback208 pages

About This Book

  • Everything you need to manage files, email, and databases using cPanel
  • Organise your web site… create subdomains, custom error messages, and password protected areas
  • Analyse site logs, ensure your site and data remain secure, and learn how to create and restore data back ups
  • Use advanced features, find powerful cPanel add ons, and install web scripts from within cPanel: osCommerce, Mambo, phpBB, and more.

Who This Book Is For

Anybody who has a web hosting account that provides cPanel, and who wants to get the most from this very powerful tool.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to cPanel Hosting
Webmaster, Meet cPanel…
What Tools Will You Need?
Finding cPanel Web Hosting
Questions to Ask Hosting Companies
Chapter 2: Getting Started with cPanel
Logging into cPanel
The Main cPanel Interface
Chapter 3: FTP and cPanel’s File Manager
FTP Basics
Creating and Managing FTP Accounts in cPanel
Anonymous FTP Access
cPanel FTP Session Control
Other Types of FTP Connections
cPanel’s File Manager
Chapter 4: Working with Mail
Why Manage your Own E‑mail Accounts?
Common E‑mail Terms
Accessing cPanel’s E‑mail Features
Managing POP3 and IMAP E‑mail Accounts
Creating an E‑mail Account
Configuring your E‑mail Client to Use your New Address
Changing Advanced E‑mail Options and Monitoring your E‑mail Account
Web Mail
E‑mail Forwarders (Aliases)
E‑mail Domain Forwarding
Mailing Lists
Dealing with Unsolicited E‑mail (SPAM)
Default (Catch All) E‑mail Address
E‑mail Auto‑Responders
Advanced E‑mail Tools
Chapter 5: Working with Databases
Database 101
Working with Databases in cPanel
phpMyAdmin and phpPgAdmin
Chapter 6: Controlling Access to and Organizing Your Data
Changing your cPanel Password
Hotlink Protection: Stop People from Stealing Content
Password-Protect Directories
Leech Protect: Keep Users from Giving Away Access to your Site
Index Manager
IP Deny Manager
Custom Web Error Messages
Chapter 7: Keeping an Eye on Account Activity
Web Statistics: What’s Going On?
Raw (Apache) Web Logs
Web Stats to the Rescue!
Other Related Tools
Chapter 8: Backing up and Restoring Data
Backups and their Importance
Automated Unattended Backups
Restoring Backups
Chapter 9: Working with Scripts
What are Web Scripts?
The Scripts cPanel Offers for Installation
Advice on Working with Scripts
Chapter 10: Advanced cPanel Features
Welcome to cPanel 102
FrontPage Extensions
Add‑on Domains
Parked Domains
Cron Jobs
MIME Types
Apache Handlers
OpenPGP Keys
SSL Management
Network Tools
cPanel Pro
Chapter 11: Site and Account Security
Site Security and You
The Security Plan
What to do if the Worst Happens
Chapter 12: Third‑Party Additions to cPanel
cPanel Themes: New Look, New Features
Third‑Party Add‑ons
Chapter 13: Useful Tools and Links and the Final Curtain Call
FTP Clients
Additional cPanel Information
Basic Webmaster and Scripting Assistance
Domain, DNS, and Site Monitoring Tools
Password Storing Programs
Curtain Call

What You Will Learn

Once you read this book, you will:

  • Learn how to find hosts that offer cPanel with their web hosting packages
  • Discover how to access your cPanel account in several different ways, even behind a firewall
  • Familiarize yourself with the standard cPanel layout so you can find what you are looking for quickly
  • Discover what the information you see on the main cPanel interface means and how to use it to keep track of what is happening with your hosting account
  • Create, manage and remove FTP accounts so you (or your web master) can upload, access and remove files from your website
  • Set up, manage and learn how to access e-mail accounts, including e-mail aliases (forwarding), web mail access, e-mail quotas, mail filtering, spam blocking and mailing lists
  • Create, manage and delete databases from within cPanel
  • Learn how to protect and control access to information on your web site using the tools that cPanel provides
  • Monitor site traffic using web stats
  • Discover how to create an effective backup strategy using cPanel’s web site backup and restore features
  • Explore some advanced tools that cPanel offers to help manage your web site
  • Learn basic techniques to keep your web site safe from hackers and learn what to do if the worst happens
  • Examine some common third-party add-ons and themes that your host may choose to offer
  • Discover a wealth of external tools that make the aspiring web master’s job easier


In Detail

"A great book for getting the most out of your cPanel-supporting web host"

If you have web hosting requirements beyond the most basic, you should look for a host that offers cPanel. cPanel gives you tight control over every aspect of your web site, email accounts, and domain names.

But once you've got a web site with cPanel support, how do you go about using it? While the documentation  included with cPanel may provide a quick reference, to really get the most from it you need a more detailed, systematic tutorial.

Read this book to find out exactly how to get the most from cPanel in all aspects of your web site management: web, email, FTP, security, domains, back ups, and more.


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